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Samsung Smartthings Hub 3rd Gen. Cheapest I've seen this side of Christmas.

Edit: Same Price on Amazon
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Turn your house into a Smart Home with a SmartThings Hub. Connect wirelessly and control a wide range of Smart appliances, sensors and devices together to create a safer environment for you, your family and help reduce your bills.

Use your SmartThings Hub to connect a whole range of Smart devices and make them work in sync. The SmartThings App for iOS or Android allows you to monitor, receive alerts and control connected devices in your home no matter where you are.

The open platform that Samsung SmartThings uses allows you to connect hundreds of other smart home brands to your HUB and control them through your button.

Keep in control of your Smart Home while at home or on the go via the app. SmartThings is the easy way to turn your house into an automated home for added security and peace of mind.

Compatible with Android and iOS. Requires smartthings app installation to install and control devices via the HUB. Supports Zigbee, Z-Wave, Alexa, Google Assistant compatible devices. HUB requires wireless router for access when away from home.

  • Alexa compatible.
  • Google assistant compatible.
  • Compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
  • App needed for use: SmartThings Classic.
  • Operates over mobile internet.
  • Operates over wi-fi.
  • Requires wireless router for use.
  • Controls lighting.
  • Controls heating.
  • Controls appliances.
  • Controls water flow.
  • Temperature sensor.
  • Activates door locks.
  • Controls audio and video devices.
  • Components include HUB, Cable with power supply, guide.
  • Suitable for indoor.
  • Size H2.9, W12.7, D12.6cm.
  • In the box: HUB, Cable with power supply, guide.
  • EAN: 8809610290236.

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The new(ish) app is also much improved imo.
Same price on amazon too
What do it do?
jammiejam2k6929/01/2020 10:30

What do it do?


It's basically a smart home hub (that other smart devices will talk to) but rather than being 1 particular brand (eg Hive or Phillips etc) it is compatible with many many different devices - opens up a whole new world if you want to go there.

smartthings.com/uk
piginabox29/01/2020 10:13

The new(ish) app is also much improved imo.


... unless you wanting to pair some third party sensors (like Aquara moisture sensor).. then it's impossible in the new app


Good price.. bought one for 55 on amazon, but 60 is a hot price too.
Edited by: "spamabsorbed" 29th Jan
spamabsorbed29/01/2020 10:43

... unless you wanting to pair some third party sensors (like Aquara …... unless you wanting to pair some third party sensors (like Aquara moisture sensor).. then it's impossible in the new appGood price.. bought one for 55 on amazon, but 60 is a hot price too.


Still on the fence here with using this or the Xiaomi gateway with either openhab or home assistant (have all Xiaomi/aqara sensors). So many things to consider I've just given up
umirza8529/01/2020 11:01

Still on the fence here with using this or the Xiaomi gateway with either …Still on the fence here with using this or the Xiaomi gateway with either openhab or home assistant (have all Xiaomi/aqara sensors). So many things to consider I've just given up


on the old app it wasn't too hard.. but it's not so obvious I'm afraid.
jammiejam2k6929/01/2020 10:30

What do it do?


Combined with super expensive bulbs you can then turn your lights on/off with your phone... What an age we live in
Edited by: "Gormond" 29th Jan
Gormond29/01/2020 12:51

Combined with their super expensive bulbs you can then turn your lights …Combined with their super expensive bulbs you can then turn your lights on/off with your phone... What an age we live in


Someone doesn't know what they're talking about
umirza8529/01/2020 11:01

Still on the fence here with using this or the Xiaomi gateway with either …Still on the fence here with using this or the Xiaomi gateway with either openhab or home assistant (have all Xiaomi/aqara sensors). So many things to consider I've just given up


Have you taken a look at zigbee2mqtt (zigbee2mqtt.io/)? You can make a pretty good gateway from a CC2531 USB stick for about £10. You can also buy them pre made / flashed on eBay for a few quid more. Get one with an antenna though as the bare board reception is ropey.
FatherTed29/01/2020 12:54

Someone doesn't know what they're talking about


So your saying this isn't a feature of it?
as a gen2 owner I was intrigued by this - but it's actually worse in almost every way. slower, less ram, no battery backup, only supports cloud cameras.

The only + I can see is the fact that it has wifi. But for me I have it wired, so makes no odds.
Edited by: "sh20" 29th Jan
umirza8529/01/2020 11:01

Still on the fence here with using this or the Xiaomi gateway with either …Still on the fence here with using this or the Xiaomi gateway with either openhab or home assistant (have all Xiaomi/aqara sensors). So many things to consider I've just given up


Just go with the Smartthings 2nd generation hub, it will work with all your existing kit as well as the old classic app which allows you to use third party handlers and has battery back up.
2nd gen hub still wins hands down against the 3rd gen hub.
sh2029/01/2020 12:58

as a gen2 owner I was intrigued by this - but it's actually worse in …as a gen2 owner I was intrigued by this - but it's actually worse in almost every way. slower, less ram, no battery backup, only supports cloud cameras. The only + I can see is the fact that it has wifi. But for me I have it wired, so makes no odds.


Thanks for this. I’m a gen 2 user and it’s fine for what I want, and I do ask quite a bit from it. Lots of automation, notification lights in various events, working as an alarm in my home office etc. Wasn’t sure if this would bring me any benefit but I think you’ve saved me £60..
do samsung tvs have the hub built in?
wolf3305529/01/2020 13:11

do samsung tvs have the hub built in?


No but if you have the hub you can control your TV (newer models anyway) via the Smatthings app - Turn on/off, change channel and so forth.
Gormond29/01/2020 13:29

No but if you have the hub you can control your TV (newer models anyway) …No but if you have the hub you can control your TV (newer models anyway) via the Smatthings app - Turn on/off, change channel and so forth.


So the strange thing is, I can do that already without a hub, which made me question if one was already installed
wolf3305529/01/2020 13:49

So the strange thing is, I can do that already without a hub, which made …So the strange thing is, I can do that already without a hub, which made me question if one was already installed


Maybe because its a Samsung TV connected to your network that the app can control it without the hub?

AFAIK there is no hub built into the TV though, so it wouldn't be able to communicate via Z-Wave or Zigbee for example
Gormond29/01/2020 14:06

Maybe because its a Samsung TV connected to your network that the app can …Maybe because its a Samsung TV connected to your network that the app can control it without the hub?AFAIK there is no hub built into the TV though, so it wouldn't be able to communicate via Z-Wave or Zigbee for example


Yer, I just tried to dd the hue lights and it told me that there was no hub
wolf3305529/01/2020 14:07

Yer, I just tried to dd the hue lights and it told me that there was no hub


I recall Samsung were going to be bringing out a USB adapter to turn the TV into a hub (this was a few years ago now) but I don't recall if it ever actualy got released.
jaymzie00729/01/2020 13:08

Thanks for this. I’m a gen 2 user and it’s fine for what I want, and I do a …Thanks for this. I’m a gen 2 user and it’s fine for what I want, and I do ask quite a bit from it. Lots of automation, notification lights in various events, working as an alarm in my home office etc. Wasn’t sure if this would bring me any benefit but I think you’ve saved me £60..


I'm 2 as well but smartthings can be a frustrating experience. Many times they release updates which break scenes and automation created. Meaning you have to then delete everything and start again from scratch. Just glad my wife is patient....!
piginabox29/01/2020 10:13

The new(ish) app is also much improved imo.


New app is better once you work your head around the changes. I do wish they relied less on mobile interface though. So much easier to do stuff on a pc!
45ure29/01/2020 10:37

It's basically a smart home hub (that other smart devices will talk to) …It's basically a smart home hub (that other smart devices will talk to) but rather than being 1 particular brand (eg Hive or Phillips etc) it is compatible with many many different devices - opens up a whole new world if you want to go there.https://www.smartthings.com/uk


Already have the Philips hue bridge and 3 Google minis and 1 nest mini and 1 nest hub and 1 echo dot and 6 smart plugs, also hive heating, would this be any use to me?
I had the V2 of this until recently, I changed to wifi smart plugs as its only less box plugged in and personally didnt make use of the extra features of smartthings.
Heat added. Very close to going for smartthings. But also Close to going for the Xiaomi version which is cheaper. We already have hive but unfortunately that's a closed shop to only hive devices.
jammiejam2k6929/01/2020 18:43

Already have the Philips hue bridge and 3 Google minis and 1 nest mini and …Already have the Philips hue bridge and 3 Google minis and 1 nest mini and 1 nest hub and 1 echo dot and 6 smart plugs, also hive heating, would this be any use to me?


I got it for Christmas after already having the Hue Hub. I wanted it due to how it integrates everything together on LAN, so no lag compared to solutions like IFTTT, plus the Smartthings sensor integrations for controlling other smart devices. I now get annoyed when I find a device that doesn't integrate with it!

For reference I have 4 Google home minis, 4 smart plugs, 4 Hue bulbs, 1 Yeelight strip and now 1 Smartthings motion sensor and 2 Smartthings multipurpose sensors.
Does smartthings work with WiFi bulbs such as novostella that use the smartlife app?
hillmanimpster30/01/2020 15:16

Does smartthings work with WiFi bulbs such as novostella that use the …Does smartthings work with WiFi bulbs such as novostella that use the smartlife app?


I use multiple different brands and they work fine. Bought different GU10 spot light bulbs from Amazon, as long as it says compatible with Alexa (if needed) or Smartthings then they will work regardless of which app. I use smartlife even though the different manufacturers have their own apps, I find personally smartlife just seems to work with everything.
Gormond29/01/2020 14:10

I recall Samsung were going to be bringing out a USB adapter to turn the …I recall Samsung were going to be bringing out a USB adapter to turn the TV into a hub (this was a few years ago now) but I don't recall if it ever actualy got released.


I believe you’re thinking of the smartthings link, but it wasn’t for their TVs - it was for the nvidia shield. I think it did get released but not sure if it was in the UK.
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